FIT test negative; feel awful still; ask for colonoscopy?25 May 2023 19:14
Hi, I have a few elements to this so I'll try to simplify, but also give the full picture:
1. I've been having diarrhoea for 4 weeks now. Sometimes it seems to improve for a couple of days, but always just comes back really acutely. I've had several stool tests - all negative apart from one showing 'possible, mild' inflammation of the bowel, but I'm not sure that explains the severity of my symptoms? The docs want to retest in 6 weeks but I'm not sure I can wait that long - I've lost half a stone in less than two weeks and am feeling super fatigued and nauseous. Comfortingly, my FIT test came back negative, but the doc said it 'doesn't rule out bowel cancer'... So what should I do now? Can I / should I request a colonoscopy? Something else?
2. I also have a breast lump with pain - I have an ultrasound for that on Tuesday. If they find something, do you know how quickly they'll biopsy it? I'm really hating all these long waits.
3. A few months ago I felt a hard lump on my cervix. I saw the nurse at my local GP practice who had a good look and said she could see absolutely nothing - my cervix looked super healthy. I was confused as to why I could feel something but figured maybe it was supposed to be hard at the tip and I just didn't know. Feeling it now, the hard lump is still there and possibly bigger. I'm thinking I should ask for a second opinion?
Anyway, sorry to go on... I'd be so grateful for any input. Thank you.